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United Wind and Smithfield Foods Announce 3MW WindLease™ Agreement

United Wind installing more than 50 distributed wind turbines to power Smithfield farms in Colorado
Press Release

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/-- United Wind, the nation's leading distributed wind energy developer, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smithfield Foods, Inc., a global food company and the world's largest hog producer and pork processor, to power dozens of Smithfield hog farms in Colorado with on-site wind energy.

Moving Michigan Forward with Electric Vehicles

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

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The following is a guest blog by Patti Poppe, president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. 

North Carolina’s Solar Power Output Grew 36 Percent in 2018

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  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth
Press Release
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth

The One Planet Summit: Collective Action Makes a Positive Impact

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At Schneider Electric, we understand that we must work together today to co-create a more sustainable world. We believe in making a low-carbon economy a reality now, both for businesses, and the world’s most vulnerable populations alike. One in seven people still lacks electricity, and most of them live in rural areas of the developing world.1 We look to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration to do our part in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy access for all.

Video | Verizon is Helping Hawaii Power Smarter

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Verizon uses smart sensors on its network to collect near real-time data across Hawaii’s power grid. This allows them to zero in on the real demands for electricity and when to deliver it. To help Hawaiian Electric reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Learn more about Verizon's other energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives here.

UPS Sustainability | Managing Our Network's Footprint

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At UPS, we address major issues by combining global strategies with everyday actions that collectively add up to make a big difference. We recognize the environmental challenges facing society and are committed to working throughout our value chain to help solve them.

Boeing to Offer Biofuel for Airlines to Fly New Airplanes Home

Program encourages greater use of aviation biofuels, which cut emissions by up to 80 percent
Press Release

Boeing will begin offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The program is designed to further spur the use of sustainable aviation fuels – which cut emissions up to 80 percent – and support the aviation industry’s drive to protect the environment.

Clean and Green: Duke Energy Issues Second Green Bond

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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction
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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction

Effective EHS Programs are Integrated Across Functions, Silos

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This year, NAEM redesigned its EHS Operational Excellence conference to emphasize how companies are integrating EHS into business operations. Lissa Aquino, Corporate Compliance Assurance Manager with Stepan Co., has been contributing to the confernece planning committee. She shared insights about the changing role of EHS within companies and what to expect at the conference.

Ecocentricity Blog: Tower of Power

By: John A. Lanier
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As the automated crane arms lower the blocks to the ground, they release their gravitational potential energy in the form of kinetic energy, which is captured by the system and converted into electricity on the grid. In other words, it’s a massive battery.

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As the automated crane arms lower the blocks to the ground, they release their gravitational potential energy in the form of kinetic energy, which is captured by the system and converted into electricity on the grid. In other words, it’s a massive battery.

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